"We were all volunteers, we didn't get a letter that says you are now to report, the women were all volunteers," she said.
And now, in her 70's, Bressler is glad to still be breaking bread with fellow military members at the Fayetteville Veterans Home.
"We have a lot in common and things to talk about, it just makes more of a comradeship with us all being vets."
Bressler, and about 80 other men and women live at the Fayetteville Veterans Home.
It is the only skilled nursing facility in the state under the direction of the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs.
"Facilities such as ours are so important for veterans so that they have the assurance of care and support for the rest of their lives," said Sarah Robinson, acting administrator at the home.
The veterans home has its own Wall of Honor, with the names of every veteran who has stayed here.
Their military service is also celebrated through a medal awards program, with the help of Senator John Boozman's office.
For the staff, caring for these folks is more than just a job, it's a way to say thanks.
"I love serving the veterans, I love giving back, it means a lot to be able to do that," Robinson said. "They have all kinds of stories and experiences and just bring a wealth of wisdom and history."
To learn more about the Fayetteville Veterans Home, click here.
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